A few Autumn images...

They look like small twigs branching off from sticks, not witch's fingers. Nor do they resemble black lace or a tangle of neuronal nerves. They are not like veins of capillaries though obviously part of the same evolutionary design. They teach us cadence, grace and survival.✠Who could ever tire of the wind in the trees?The wind blows leaves off the trees that are not already bare.✠A day of snapping
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Stills

I prefer the upper one (it's faded out with the opacity option but on a black background which is why it's not shining in this still as it might), and that's the one I'll be using in the relevant section in my video talk. With photos arrayed around me, and drawings, and paintings, as well as digitally drawn images (like the one above), I realize the possibilities for adding art to the video are endless
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How Can We Be Different and the Same?

direct link to video at Vimeo: How Can We Be Different and the Same?A talk on the maternal body and sexual difference that I recorded in 2004 in Vancouver, and gave at an ARM conference at York University in Toronto in 2006. Recently I found the footage, and began playing with it in Final Cut, adding a number of filters. I am still working on the video, and will add scrolling images over the next week
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Ink of Mask

"...nest, crysalis and garment only constitute one moment of a dwelling place..." Gaston Bachelard, 'the poetics of space,' (Beacon, 1966), p.66."Ink of Mask," 6" x 6.5", 15.2cm x 16.5cm, India ink, graphite, pen ink, Faber-Castelli watercolour pencils on archival paper, 2010. Photoshop 'flourescent filter' added to photo of a simple doodle sketch to pass the time.Just a scribble, though it is based
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Clips

Working on a video of a talk (that I videotaped in 2004 for a conference), and need to add some visual interest to it. Found some old exposed film, scratched on some of it, scanned, and then laboriously added images of my paintings, drawings, photos, feathering the edges, one at a time as I found them scattered amidst my computer files. It's on a transparent background, which I hope Final Cut Express
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Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony, 2010, 9"x9.5", 23cm x 24cm, india ink, pencils, oils, beeswax.I came back to this little drawing -a year later turning it into a little painting. Rubbed out some of the green pencil, brushed melted beeswax over it, a little sepia oil colour, wrote into it. I should have left it at this point.Tea CeremonyThe grace in living,teapot, tea leaves, steeping.She bends to pour.When the waterswashed
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'Art of Form' at SPAZ I O dell'arte Gallery

direct link to video: Theo's 'Art of Form' at SPAZ I O dell'arteTheo Willemse's sculpture show, 'The Art of Form,' at SPAZ I O dell'arte in Toronto, September, 2010.Theo Willemse: theowillemse.comVideoed and edited by Brenda Clews: brendaclews.comMusic by Buz Hendricks: somewhereoffjazzstreet.comThe track is from his song, 'Night Voices,' on "Stories from Midnight Streets": jamendo.com/en/album/25297_For
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Never have I felt such intense inner pressure.It overwhelms me with increasing presence.                                          
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Fruit Bowl

Vivid orangerind tears softlymy piercing fingernail,lying stripped, sofleshly, sinful to eat.Like swallowing a thick,ripe womb for fertilizedova, section by section.My tangelo and I tangosweet juice on the tongue.Eating the unborn progenyof plants, I thinkof raw food aficionados,their lust.                                   
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It is more intense if performed with restraint. Remain on the edge, never give way to easiness.An emotional and poetic charge requires restraint.I struggle against language to write.                                          
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